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Ghost in my monitor!

post #1 of 9
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No, really. In all seriousness. My LCD monitor will stop working at random. Tried unplugging it and replugging, tried checking DVI cables, but no dice. When the monitor stops responding, the blue "Stand-by" light blinks, as though the computer isn't on when in fact, it is. Even when I unplug the monitor from the computer, I won't get the "Check signal cable" message. When the monitor shuts off like this, I can usually fix the problem by leaving the computer on for a few hours, and my monitor will start up again for no apparent reason. This only happens rarely, however if I leave my PC off long enough- about an hour or so- this process starts over. Thoughts? Monitor's about a year old so I couldn't imagine it going out just yet. GFX cards are fine, no overheating.
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post #2 of 9
Some monitors fail early ,I would suspect the monitor.Maybe try a different one and see what happens.
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post #3 of 9
Sound like you need ghostbusters /jk. I think your monitor is failing, things goes bad all the time without any reasons. Btw, do you run your 260s OCed atm?
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post #4 of 9
Maybe he has the system on sleep mode? You can always disable that. A friend of mine had that problem and he did disable it and it kept shutting down on him a few times while gaming and it turned out it's just a old dell monitor and very common for it to blow out on you. Might need a new monitor dude.
post #5 of 9
Sounds like a bad invertor in the monitor, the invertor is what converts the power for the backlighting. Time to start looking at a new monitor.
post #6 of 9
I see no ghost
post #7 of 9
Change your screen. Had an HP monitor that used to do that all the time so i changed it.
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post #8 of 9
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Thanks for the suggests, people . Called em up, and apparently they have kits to fix this yourself. Evidently, capacitors in the monitor start to go bad and they require replacing.
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post #9 of 9
Tried plugging into another computer?
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